Equestrian Chic

Being a competitive horsewoman most of my adolescent life, I was thrilled and amazed to see Oprah’s last interview with Ralph Lauren at his 17,000 acre ranch in Telluride, Colorado.  It was absolutely stunning and sparked an ode to all things equine!

A pillar in American fashion and lifestyle design, Ralph Lauren exemplifies all that is equestrian chic.  Whether it is polo, dressage, hunter jumper, western or fox hunting, style icons such as Jackie O and Tom Ford, have long been a part of the horsey set.  Whether fashion or home design, they continue to inspire me to love classic sporting style.

Image from the Private Passions of Jackie Kennedy Onassis

Jackie Kennedy Onassis

Below are a few of my favorite design elements that anyone can incorporate into their home to achieve a balance of traditional and modern equestrian style.

Ralph Lauren

The “Winners” tack room… by mixing an electric Kelly green with warm Hermes orange and crisp white, the space feels fresh and summery

Ralph Lauren

An image from Lauren’s home in Bedford, CT… I love how he mixed modern with traditional art, furniture and fabrics to create a mesmerizing space.  The deep “champion” blue walls with the blue & white vase set the color pattern. Tartan plaids and traditional red horse blankets finish the look and pull out the color in the peacock oil painting.

Beautiful bar image from a Nandina Home & Design client in Aiken, South Carolina…

The backdrop of framed images of their children and horses against the sparkling crystal and flea market finds – silver goblets, chiller and bucket – make this bar very inviting!  Yes.. Pour me one please!

Image via Elle Decor

An image from design duo Badgley Mischka’s Kentucky Equestrian Estate…

Silver trophy’s, bountiful books and mimosa’s to start the day … ALL while dining on Hermes china… does life get much better?

Get the look with these equestrian chic pieces from Nandina Home.

What do you think of the equestrian chic look? Leave a comment and let us know.

By Erin Haraway

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